Displaying boring landscapes as artwork: Art shouldn’t just be used as a filler. Instead, it should reflect both you and your partner’s personal tastes and bring a sense of excitement to your home and relationship.
Not having enough personal space: Yes, you love you partner, but we all need a little space to refresh and be by ourselves. Establish one zone for each person to call their own, and dedicate it as the “personal time” spot.
Nightstand blunders: Remember, your nightstand is the first thing you and your partner see when you wake up, and the last thing you see before hitting the sack. That means if it’s also the designated spot for to-do lists, unread books and charging cell phones, it’ll subconsciously induce stress in you both.
Having one person’s interests everywhere: Of course, you want to celebrate and appreciate your partner’s hobbies, but you are living in each other’s spaces. For instance, If you love guitars, don’t leave your collection all over the living room, or have a guitar photo in every room of the house. Balance the space with both partners’ hobbies and activities.
Leaving the dining room table cluttered: The dining room table is a common site for messes, and can create stress the instant you or your partner walk into the house.Let’s say you love a traditional aesthetic, while your partner is more on the modern side of the spectrum. Even with opposite styles, it’s important to find a way to compromise so one person’s tastes don’t dominate. “
Letting one person’s style dominate: Let’s say you love a traditional aesthetic, while your partner is more on the modern side of the spectrum. Even with opposite styles, it’s important to find a way to compromise so one person’s tastes don’t dominate.
Not having any shared pieces: Though you both naturally have items from your past, a few shared pieces can help you feel more united in your overall home. The point is to respect each other’s tastes and preferences.
Keeping gifts from the past lover: This may seem like a given, but you’d be surprised how many people have a hard time letting go of home pieces from a past lover. Bluntly put: Just get rid of it. Plus, it’ll make your partner feel far more comfortable knowing your smiling ex is not under the bed.